Total Guitar

FINAL VERDICT

Which of our Meta MBM-2S is best for you?

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We weren’t sure how different these guitars would be from their – let’s face it – already extremely good predecesso­rs. In a nutshell, we’d say that to the regular player, the P-90 MBM-2 represents a jump forward in versatilit­y, with that neck pickup really adding an additional dimension that’s preferable to a coil split, while still maintainin­g a thicker sound so you don’t miss the humbucker.

The Sustainiac/fuzz Factory MBM-2SF is adifferent beast. While the additional electronic­s make this guitar unique to an extent, it’s based on Bellamy’s own combo of experiment­ation, and therefore we think it’ll be one for Muse fans to really sink their teeth into. The Meta Blue finish looks fantastic, and both models prove once again what can be achieved and offered in an electric guitar in 2022 for surprising­ly low prices. We started with a quote, so we’ll end on one, “We keep trying to find ways to make [guitars with effects] more costeffect­ive...” Says Bellamy. “We’re trying to find ways to make that more widely-accessible so that we can make guitars like that for everybody.” We think they’ve managed it in spades.

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